Notes on the Geography of Indonesia: Bandung: Photo 4
A daylight view of the Club in 1925. Schoemaker, by the way, converted to Islam, made the hajj in 1938, and was eerily prescient about the role Islam might play in the future of Indonesia. He wrote to Sukarno in 1948 and asked him to consider creating a sultanate. "Democracy," Schoemaker wrote, "on a Western foundation is simply inappropriate for this people of different groups, the majority still culturally and politically backward, as well as being in conflict with the Islamic tradition" (van Dullemen, p. 45).
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